HOVABATOR Questions....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Vertigo44, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. Vertigo44

    Vertigo44 New Egg

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    Hi all,

    Well, my only 2 sitting hens (white Chanteclers) decided to take a walk out the field yesterday, and became coyote breakfast.
    Leaving 8 eggs to be hatched.
    So, I ran out and bought a Hovabator with fan and turner.

    Is the thermometer that comes with it accurate?
    I ask because, it's reading 105, and the digital I also placed inside is reading 99.

    thanks for any help.
     
  2. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have the metal kind you can calibrate? If so use that. Sorry to hear about your girls.
     
  3. Vertigo44

    Vertigo44 New Egg

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    Well, only 4 out of 8 eggs were fertile.
    All 4 hatched. One hatched under developed. Weird.
    3 looking good.

    Remaining hen is laying. 4 more in incubator. All are fertile.
    Fingers crossed.
    Am trading current 3 for 3 from another flock of White Chanteclers I've found somewhat local.
    2hr drive.
     
  4. Vertigo44

    Vertigo44 New Egg

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    yes, I just settled on one being at 100, and the other at 98
     
  5. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    What model Hova did you get? The Genesis 1588 is supposed to come calibrated from the factory but I always double check with a thermometer to make sure
     
  6. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just started a batch with the Hova Bator 1588. So far it is running awesome. I have 2 other thermometers inside that are reading exactly what this one is showing. It regulates itself from 99.7-100.3. So easy. I have 48 eggs placed right now, currently on day 5. I will let everyone know how the hatch turns out.
     

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